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July 18th, 2007

Nanopesticides 'need specific regulation'

Nanotechnology in food and farming is inadequately regulated, say Australian researchers.

Rural sociologist Dr Kristin Lyons of Griffith University and colleagues present a survey of possible nano-applications in agriculture and food at the Rural Futures conference in Canberra this week.

"Despite significant investment from the agrifood sector in nanotechnologies, the need for nano-specific regulation in this area hasn't been recognised as a priority by the federal government," says Lyons.


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